When Jason Kidd stepped onto the floor of the Milwaukee Bucks’ game Thursday night, he had hoped to recapture a little magic of yesteryear.
But even playing on a replica of the famous Mecca court at UW-Milwaukee’s Panther Arena was not enough to spark Coach Kidd’s young Bucks, who fell to Boston, 96-89.
After the game, Coach Kidd spoke about the need for Milwaukee to improve on the defensive end, which made sense considering the success of Boston’s two stars, Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, who finished with a season-high 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting .
“Horford can move his feet. You’ve got to give him credit,” said Coach Kidd.
"They packed the paint and made it extremely tough on Giannis…he did what he was supposed to do." pic.twitter.com/0OlEdseKU3
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 27, 2017
And while Giannis Antetokounmpo continued his blistering start to the season, ending the night with 28 points, he had to work extremely hard against the Celtics’ defense to get them.
Milwaukee visits Atlanta Atlanta on Sunday to start a six-game road trip.